Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cyber Security)

VIC Cyber Academy

This course is not available to international students.
National code: ICT50220 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Blend study with a paid industry placement in the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cyber Security) – part of our new Cyber Academy program – and fast-track your cyber security career.

Co-created by industry
The Cyber Academy is a unique program designed in partnership with Deloitte and government to develop the in-demand skills the industry needs. With the number of cyber security roles only increasing, you’ll put yourself in the enviable position of being armed with the essential skills, on-the-job experience, and industry connections to get a foothold in this booming sector.

Earn while you learn
Throughout the program, you’ll have ongoing paid work with Deloitte or an industry or government sector partner, and receive coaching, mentoring, and training in soft skills, ethics, and leadership capabilities. In an average week, you’ll spend three days with your employer and two days on your studies, developing skills in networking, coding, and defensive and offensive cyber security tactics.

Seamless transition to higher education
On successful completion, you’ll automatically progress to the Bachelor of Cyber Security with eight units’ credit – meaning you’ll complete both the diploma and degree in three years. Thanks to Deloitte and our industry partners, you’ll have a pathway straight into employment upon graduation from your degree.

Launch your cyber security career
With 18,000 new cyber security roles expected to open up nationally in the next three years, you’ll be well-placed to capitalise on a lucrative career trajectory. Expect opportunities such as cyber security administrator, network technician, cyber analyst, penetration tester, security consultant, information security officer and much more.


12 months


Hawthorn (January) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Full-time

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